Jesus, our best-beloved friend,
Draw out our souls in pure desire,
Jesus, in love to us descend,
Baptize us with thy Spirit's fire.
On thy Redeeming name we call,
Poor and unworthy though we be:
Pardon and sanctify us all;
Let each thy full salvation see.
Our souls and bodies we resign,
To fear and follow thy commands;
O take our hearts--our hearts are thine,
Accept the service of our hands.
Firm, faithful, watching unto prayer,
May we Thy blessed will obey;
Toil in Thy vineyard here, and bear
The heat and burden of the day.
Yet, Lord, for us a resting-place,
In heaven at thy right hand prepare;
And till we see Thee face to face,
Be all our conversation there.
Sacred Poems and Hymns